Playlist: Andy Lippoldt

Andy Lippoldt is a recording engineer, a record label owner and a musician. He owns a recording studio in Oklahoma called The Gorgon Head, where he offers freelance tracking, mixing and mastering services. With his wife, he operates the Witch Sermon Records, through which he has released some of his own recordings, as well as cassettes from Moss, Secrets She Kept and Unearthly Trance. His solo projects are Persistence in Mourning and ZZ, and he is involved in a number of collaborative projects, including Gorgontongue (with Ganzmord), Rab'ha (with M. Chami), and RL:ZZ (with Ryan Lipinsky of Unearthly Trance). For more information, please visit and

Gregg Standridge - Songs About Trains and the People Inside
This album technically isn't out yet but will be soon. I doubt any HSS readers have heard of Gregg before. He's an incredible musician and songwriter. This album is probably more country influenced than his older stuff but he's really hit his stride with this one. Think Hank Williams Sr. meeting Woody Guthrie or Leadbelly, but it's surprisingly original. It varies from upbeat blue grass/folk to hauntingly beautiful acoustic pieces with a great strings section. An impressive story teller as well. This will appeal to fans of the aforementioned legends as well as Nick Cave, Neil Young and even some of the more subdued parts of Swans. It's a long album, over an hour, and there is no filler at all. I believe this to be the work of a legitimate genius. Inspiring.

The Guilt Of... - The Guilt Of...
Any album released by At War With False Noise is a confident buy, but this one is my favorite. Old school industrial/PE/spoken word stuff. Mike Williams from Eyehategod makes up half of this band. I really hope they stay active as this is fantastic.

Redrighthand - They Sang And Chanted For Hours, Then Locked In Hundreds Set Themselves Ablaze
Speaking of At War With False Noise, this is another great one. Puts me in mind of Khanate, but I think these guys are better.

Locrian - Drenched Lands
These guys are one of my absolute favorite bands and this album is their best in my opinion. I also have been listening to André Foisy's solo stuff a lot.

Sinister - The Silent Howling
Sinister is a band that's been on regular play with me since high school. This one shifted back towards the material on Cross the Styx.

Ganzmord - In Praise of the Weeping Filth
The most hateful music I've ever heard. Very dark.

Secrets She Kept - La Fin Absolue Du Monde
Blackened death/thrash stuff. Reminds me of early Sepultura and Behemoth.

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